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HTC announces Lollipop release for Desire Eye and Desire 816

HTC announces Lollipop release for Desire Eye and Desire 816

14 April, 2015 | comments (212)

Just few days ago the HTC Desire Eye started getting Android Lollipop treatment in its homeland - Taiwan. Today HTC UK announced the official rollout of Android 5 Lollipop firmware update for two Desire smartphones - Desire Eye and Desire...


HTC Desire EYE is getting Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

HTC Desire EYE is getting Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

09 April, 2015 | comments (31)

HTC has started rolling out the new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its selfie smartphone - Desire EYE. To our surprise, the Taiwanese company has started seeding this Lollipop update first in its home country - Taiwan. HTC Desire EYE (Taiwan)...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 626G+ gets announced for India

HTC Desire 626G+ gets announced for India

08 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Today HTC has unveiled a new smartphone for the Indian market. It's called HTC Desire 626G+ and all appearances point toward it being just a regional variant of the Desire 626 - which HTC launched in its home market of Taiwan back in February. As...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 826 is expected in India in a few days

HTC Desire 826 is expected in India in a few days

02 April, 2015 | comments (24)

The HTC Desire 826 (which we handled at CES) got official at the beginning of the year, and now it's almost ready to be up for grabs in India. So far, it's been out in China. According to one Mumbai-based phone dealer, the Desire 826 will land in...

Tags: HTC, Android


Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

28 March, 2015 | comments (6)

Counterclockwise is a weekly write-up that looks back on the history of mobile devices, concentrating on the current time of the year – late March in this case. This time around we got caught up tracking the launches of the flagship Android phones...

Tags: Misc


New flagship of HTC Desire line gets its specs leaked

New flagship of HTC Desire line gets its specs leaked

27 March, 2015 | comments (12)

It seems HTC has been hard at work on new devices lately. Just a few hours ago, word came out, that the Taiwanese manufacturer is planning to hit the Chinese market with an array of new devices and now another leak has surfaced, providing...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Check out the new phones and tablets of the week

Check out the new phones and tablets of the week

22 March, 2015 | comments (11)

Understandably, the aftermath of MWC 2015 hasn't seem much new hardware. It is only natural that the event exhausted manufacturers, so we haven’t really been getting a lot of device announcement lately. This week, however, there has been some new...


HTC Desire 820s with MediaTek SoC hits Indian shops

HTC Desire 820s with MediaTek SoC hits Indian shops

11 March, 2015 | comments (20)

In November 2014 HTC unveiled the Desire 820s, a variation of the original Desire 820. So far the 820s has been on offer in China, but starting tomorrow you'll see it in phone shops across India too. The Desire 820s has a MediaTek chipset,...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 626 officially launches in Taiwan, costs $190

HTC Desire 626 officially launches in Taiwan, costs $190

09 February, 2015 | comments (61)

Following numerous online appearances, the HTC Desire 626 is finally official in Taiwan. The HTC Desire 626 sports a 5" 720p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and 1GB of RAM....

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Hima Ace allegedly cancelled, replaced by Desire A55

HTC Hima Ace allegedly cancelled, replaced by Desire A55

02 February, 2015 | comments (8)

The HTC rumor mill keeps on spinning as the latest piece of information from @upleaks points out that HTC might have ditched the Hima Ace, a.k.a. a the One (M9) Plus. The company plans to make the phone enter the Desire family instead in the form of...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


HTC One (M9) to pack dual 20MP cams at the back, 4MP UP at front

HTC One (M9) to pack dual 20MP cams at the back, 4MP UP at front

02 February, 2015 | comments (48)

A trustworthy LaptopMedia insider close to HTC has spilled the beans on the camera department of the upcoming HTC One (M9). He says with certainty the new One (M9) will feature two 20MP camera sensors at the back, a dual setup similar to the one...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Check out this week's smartphone announcements

Check out this week's smartphone announcements

01 February, 2015 | comments (3)

The week opened with the announcement of the low-end Asus ZenFone C. It's a minor update to last year's ZenFone 4, retaining the Intel chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. Screen size has seen a slight bump to 4.5 inches, requiring an...


HTC Desire 826 goes on sale this Thursday in China

HTC Desire 826 goes on sale this Thursday in China

27 January, 2015 | comments (11)

At CES early this year HTC unveiled a successor to the Desire 820. The new phone – HTC Desire 826 – will go on sale in China this Thursday (January 29) at CNY 2,300 ($370/€325) for the 16GB version and CNY 2,500 ($400/€350) for the 32GB one. The...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Week 4 in review: Windows 10, Galaxy S6, One M9

Week 4 in review: Windows 10, Galaxy S6, One M9

25 January, 2015 | comments (0)

The past week was definitely busy on the mobile front. It seems that with MWC set for about a month from now everybody is frantically preparing and gearing up for the traditionally announcement-rich event. Naturally the rumor mill as at its prime,...


AT&T HTC M8 to get Eye and VoLTE update early next week

AT&T HTC M8 to get Eye and VoLTE update early next week

24 January, 2015 | comments (3)

As eager AT&T HTC One (M8) users surely remember, a few months ago news of a much anticipated Android 4.4.4 update surfaced. It was intended to bring the flagship device up to speed with the HTC Desire Eye, and hit international devices last October...

Tags: HTC, Android


Upcoming HTC Desire 626 leaked, specs and photos

Upcoming HTC Desire 626 leaked, specs and photos

22 January, 2015 | comments (19)

HTC is evidently working on diversifying its midrange lineup with another device. Leakster @upleaks has provided information on the brand new Desire 626 handset. HTC Desire 626 The new smartphone, codenamed A32, is built around a 5-inch...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 526 surfaces in Taiwan via NCC certification

HTC Desire 526 surfaces in Taiwan via NCC certification

12 January, 2015 | comments (7)

HTC has been caught working on a new midrange smartphone that will be part of its Desire line of rather affordable offerings. Taiwan's equivalent of the FCC, which is called the NCC, has certified an HTC device with the model name D526h. This...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 820 and Desire 620 launch in the UK and Germany

HTC Desire 820 and Desire 620 launch in the UK and Germany

12 January, 2015 | comments (5)

The HTC Desire 620 and Desire 820 have began selling in parts of Europe, namely the UK and Germany. The Desire 820 will be available to order from mid-January, while the Desire 620 will arrive in store shelves a week later. In the UK, the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Week 2 in review: Samsung A and E series, HTC Desire 826, Nokia N1

Week 2 in review: Samsung A and E series, HTC Desire 826, Nokia N1

11 January, 2015 | comments (3)

The past week has been a real busy one, with CES dominating the headlines. If you were busy, or did not manage to catch something from the Las Vegas event we have you covered with a recap, as well as an overview of the most popular phones and one...


These are the best phones of CES 2015

These are the best phones of CES 2015

09 January, 2015 | comments (60)

With CES 2015 drawing to a close it seems only logical that we take a look at what you, our readers thought to be the most exciting phones to make an appearance. Even though a lot of big players held back on their announcements for future device...

Tags: CES 2015